Graduate Opportunity

Fire Engineering

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AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for
governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most
complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and
environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

Leading-edge thinking about the form and performance of any building underpins AECOM's position as
a global leader in the skilfully crafted design of sustainable, elegant and cost-effective buildings. To
drive maximum performance of the building in operation, to generate spaces with optimal commercial
viability, and to ensure a holistic and sustainable design solution, our work integrates the thinking of
some of the world's leading building scientists and engineers. At the top of their professions, these
specialists are recognised experts in their fields, including our Fire Engineers.

AECOM - Who We Are

AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators, ideators, and visionaries, on a journey to transform our world for the better.

In the early stages of project design, your role as a graduate Fire Engineer comprises of ensuring that
the Project Design Team is aware of the implications that their decisions have on the fire safety strategy
of the building. This may require an in depth analyses of the design, which could include Computational
Fluid Dynamics, smoke layer calculations or evacuation modelling, depending on the situation.
As projects progress you will be required to advise the Project Design Team on their decisions and
ensure that any non-compliant variations in the design are mitigated in an effective manner to satisfy the
requirements of the Building Regulations. You will attend meetings under the supervision of a senior
engineer and will be involved in the development of the fire safety strategy.


  • Creating designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, fire strategy drawings or fire protection schematic and final working drawings under the supervision of an experienced engineer
  • Collecting and analysing data under the supervision of an experienced engineer
  • Using computer software as a tool for solving basic engineering problems
  • Presenting work in appropriate media under supervision
  • Performing work in accordance with agreed budget and schedule under supervision
  • Taking ownership of your personal development


  • Bachelors (minimum 2:2 classification, or equivalent), Masters or PhD in Fire Engineering or
    related, Structural, Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, and Aerospace Engineering from an
    accredited university degree course
  • Master’s degree in Fire Engineering or a related subject would be an advantage
  • Good numeric and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Flexible to deal with varying workload
  • Able to demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in Fire Engineering


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe,
will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a
core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous
disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes
across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a
tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development
ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have
graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest
standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a
mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the
programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work
on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • UK Wide

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Civil
  • Fire
  • Mechanical
  • Structural

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